Vera Wing-han Yuen
Dr. Vera Wing-han YUEN
经济学
Lecturer

3917 1287

KK 820

Academic & Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D., University of Hong Kong
  • M.S., University of Oxford
  • B.B.A., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Biography

Before joining the HKU Business School, Dr. Vera YUEN held teaching positions at the School of Communication of Hong Kong Baptist University, and at the School of Humanities and Social Science of HKUST.  She was Consultant to Our Hong Kong Foundation in 2015 on its housing and land project.

Vera is eager to serve the community.  She was appointed a member of the Panel of Film Censorship Adviser of the Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration, and is now a member of the Appeal Panel (Housing), Sir Jack Cater Scholarship Fund Selection Committee, and the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Programme Advisory Panel.

She is a current affairs commentator and columnist in major newspapers and media. As a regular host of an academic talk show in RTHK, she provides academic insights into social issues for the public. Joining hands with NGOs, she engages herself in youth education and policy education.

Research Interest

  • Public Policy, Political Economy, Comparative Politics, Comparative Social Policy

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Yuen, W. H. V. (2020). COVID-19 shock takes its toll on Hong Kong’s economy. East Asia Forum.
  • YUEN, W. H. V. (2017). Youth home ownership and its social implications. Journal of Youth Studies, 21(1), 48-60.

Other publications

  • YUEN, W. H. V. (2018). The plight of youth home ownership in Hong Kong, New Society for Taiwan, 58, 7-16.
  • YUEN, W. H. V. (2016). The debate of Hong Kong retirement protection, New Society for Taiwan, 43, 43-46.
  • WONG, Y. C. R., TSANG, W. H. W., & YUEN, W. H. V. (2015). Maximizing land use to boost development optimizing housing resources to benefit all. Our Hong Kong Foundation.

Recent Publications

擲毫做決定 使人生更精彩

楊岳橋有句「金句」:「乜乜使人生更精彩。」香港這兩年經歷社會動盪,人心浮沉,一連串改變使一些人對未來更樂觀更確定更有信心,另一些人則可能要面對人生重大決定,或已坐言起行,或仍猶豫不決。近來在經濟學的頂級期刊有一篇論文,可能可以給予我們一些智慧。

观望疫情好转 短期内低息政策将持续

美国股票市场在高位回调,连带港股下挫。原因是美国疫情好转,近期经济数据好过预期,加上拜登1.9万亿美元巨额救市方案通过,投资者担心经济复苏,刺激通胀预期升温。经济复苏导致股市下跌,这听起来很奇怪,因为经济复苏,企业不是更能多赚钱吗?原因是加息预期,近日美国10年期国债孳息率上升,已反映市场开始预期联储局会上调短期利率,加重企业的借贷成本,因此股市下跌。

消费券限制多多沦劣币

财政司长陈茂波在今年的《财政预算案》提出发放消费券,向每名合资格的18岁或以上香港永久居民及新来港人士,分5个月每月1000元,发放5000元的电子消费券,目的是鼓励及带动本地消费,预计措施可惠及720万人。

【香港财政预算案】今年度财赤新高达2576亿 阮颖娴:储备丰厚 未来仍可发债

周三(24日)香港财政司司长陈茂波公布《财政预算案》,预算2020/21年度赤字为2576亿港元(约332亿美元)。去年陈预计今年度赤字约1,391亿港元(约180亿美元),数字上升一倍,比去年预测恶化。学者阮颖娴认为香港财政仍丰厚,但经济学者罗家聪就为赤字担忧,未来难免加税。

【预算案消费券】戴德梁行:建议设每日消费限额 以能用于日常所需

新一份财政预算案提及,将会向18岁或以上的香港永久性居民或新来港人士,分期派发5000元电子消费券。戴德梁行执行董事、香港商铺部主管林应威则指,电子消费券的方案为市场及商户带来正面的气氛,期望能刺激消费。实际惠及的行业需视乎政策的细节及执行。建议政府可考虑以电子消费方式 ,将每人5, 000元消费券设每日消费限额,以能用于日常所需,并籍此惠及中小微企商户。

疫情冲击只令穷人当灾

新一年《财政预算案》快将公布。过去一年,香港受疫情打击,经济大幅下滑,衰退为几十年来最差。可幸的是,香港的财政储备仍然充裕,比起全球很多要举债度日的国家仍然拥有优势。以往财政司面对的困难总是钱太多,要把钱左塞右塞,左派右派,使财政盈余看起来不至那么多。今次终于遇上巨大经济危机,是财政司长的「考牌作」,各大团体及政党纷纷提出不同建议,且看财政司长如何体现他的价值。

做只猫做只狗不做海豚

因为疫情,海洋公园财困,不得已摊大手板问市民攞钱。管理层想了又想,推出新计划希望扭转乾坤。大家关心海洋公园,部分因为是关心海洋公园董事局主席刘鸣炜先生,关心他还有什么板斧,大概他已经可以取代威威司令,成为海洋公园的吉祥物。

阮穎嫻:抗疫制度人情大不同

每逢有大事發生,學術界都會趕着發表論文。首先,學者希望對世界有貢獻,做大家關注的題目,幫助改善社會。更重要的是,新的題材無人寫過,大家又有需求,寫出文來好像會有更多人引用。早於2020年4月,我已經見過一篇關於肺炎與經濟的學術期刊文章,當中用了一個民調,民調的日期和投稿日期只相隔7天,一個多月後已過了評審及修改完畢,滾水淥腳地被學術期刊接受了。那時候,資料還不全,有些國家疫情才剛爆發。具創見的理論貴精不貴多,學術評審及修改過程隨時要上一年半載才被接納刊登,但編輯為了期刊的人氣,有時還是會快出。

阮穎嫻:中國的經濟轉型:投資主導和創新主導發展

很多國家在經濟發展初期,因為和世界科技前沿距離太遠,少不免由最低技術的生產做起,當中包括大量的模仿和技術轉移。這種模式的經濟發展可藉資本累積而達到,即所謂投資帶動的增長(investment-led growth)。

阮穎嫻:財政預算案之繼續派錢及開徵加熱煙稅

《施政報告》剛公布,接下來《財政預算案》又排着隊要出爐了。因為疫情,上兩個星期跟一班經濟學者,和財經事務及庫務局長許正宇視像會議,討論艱難時候特區政府應如何制定預算。當天討論的其中兩個重點,是疫情下的援助及稅收問題。

專家有咩咁可信?

記者喜歡訪問學者,查詢他們對時事問題的專業意見。學者評論有時也會影響社會大眾的看法,甚至可以影響政策。雖然經濟學家和社會科學家討論社會議題經驗較多,但往往聽到他們抱怨媒體不能好好傳遞他們的見解,或者公眾對他們的意見產生了誤解,也時常聽到公眾說象牙塔的專家意見離地,說話模稜兩可。

韓流追星經濟圈(文:阮穎嫻、伍善恒)

由Wonder Girls、少女時代,到Blackpink、BTS(防彈少年團),韓國歌唱偶像團體(韓團)近年風靡萬千觀眾,同一方程式不斷複製並獲得成功。由韓國練習生選拔制度開始,未出道的歌手要接受嚴格訓練,一日練舞10多小時,長不夠漂亮就去整容,等訓練三五七年,就有機會組團出道。嚴格訓練加上公司的華麗包裝,以雄厚財力推出洗腦舞曲,韓團的表現整齊、有技巧、風格盡現,令人目不暇給。着重視覺表演的韓團,在網絡串流年代佔盡優勢。

阮穎嫻:政治兩極化的創傷後遺

Opinion piece by Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

阮颖娴:疫情下的楼价

Opinion piece by Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

阮颖娴:算算灾难的经济影响

Opinion piece by Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

專營的士效率不如共享汽車

Opinion piece by Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics.

阮穎嫻:社交媒體動員群眾席捲全球

Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics, expressed her views on the use of social media in social movements.

阮穎嫻:移民不移民

Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics, expressed her views on immigration.

華潤旗下VanGO突停售《蘋果》  稱正常商業決定 阿布泰光榮冰室:我哋賣

Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics, gives her opinions why branches of VanGO convenience store stop selling Apple Daily newspaper

【立法會選舉●拆局】為爭論去留 民氣被打散?

Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics, gives her opinions on the dilemma that whether pro-democracy lawmakers should stay or boycott the Legislative Council during the one-year extension.

【疫市求生】折扣優惠越壓越低? 學者:促情感消費更有效

Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics, shares that maintaining good relationship with customers is a better way to improve business than offering discount.

「r大過g」與「r細過g」

Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics, shares her views on the relationship between interest rates and economic growth.

阮穎嫻:股市的「美國總統難題」

Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics, expressed her views of risk aversion on US presidential election.

阮穎嫻:美元霸權優勢難破

Opinion piece by Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics, expressed her views of U.S. dollar forecasts.

阮穎嫻:經濟,你反彈了嗎?

Opinion piece by Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

阮穎嫻:政策不確定、政府信用與媒體監督

Opinion piece by Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

從海洋公園看香港的黃昏

Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics, expressed her views on the operation of Ocean Park.

司法獨立從何而起

Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics, expressed her views on judiciary independence of Hong Kong.

肺炎疫情:面對長期蕭條,「不要黃色經濟圈」的香港思考前路

Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics, expressed her views on Yellow Economic Circle.

明明面前有個成為大國嘅機會

Opinion piece by Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

做獨裁者 撳緊急掣

Opinion piece by Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

突然減息揭示經濟差

Opinion piece by Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

財案短期措施強 結構及財政哲學問題待解決

Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics, expressed her opinion to the 2020 - 2021 Budget

【疫市營商】外賣救市有無用?學者:外賣平台乘勢吸客最得益

Dr. Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics, expressed her opinion on the business strategy during coronavirus epidemic

口罩供應政府處弱勢 應重分配

Opinion piece by Miss Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

疫症與官方消息

Opinion piece by Miss Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

從營商角度看「黃色經濟圈」

Opinion piece by Miss Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

親中派選舉大敗 揭政權資訊不對稱

Opinion piece by Miss Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

香港的黃昏到了嗎?

Opinion piece by Miss Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

Gloomy outlook for Hong Kong’s economy

Article co-authored by Miss Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics, HKU and Mr. Paul Luk, Assistant Professor of Economics, HKBU

租金管制幫窮人同時趕走窮人

Opinion piece by Miss Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

中美、反修例博弈 如何end game?

Opinion piece by Miss Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

獨裁政府大審查

Opinion piece by Miss Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

中美貿易戰的經濟背景

Opinion piece by Miss Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

修逃犯例商界喊走 樓價仍破頂

Article by Miss Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

醫療市場存在資訊不平等

Article by Miss Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

大灣區不能只重機遇 也須重實行和分配

Article by Miss Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics

聽劉鳴煒話 儲錢買樓不如去日本

Article by Miss Vera Wing-han Yuen, Assistant Lecturer in Economics